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Company Overview of Vinson & Elkins LLP

Company Overview

Vinson & Elkins LLP provides legal advisory services to aviation, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, energy, financial services, healthcare, technology, and telecommunications sectors. The firm focuses on antitrust, appellate, arbitration and ADR, class actions and multi-district litigation, commercial and business litigation, condemnation and land use, insurance coverage, products liability, white collar criminal defense, and employment and labor litigation. Additionally, its practice areas include environmental regulation export controls and economic sanctions, federal public policy practice, government procurement regulation health public policy group practice, mergers and acquisitions, and o...

1001 Fannin Street

First City Tower

Suite 2500

Houston, TX 77002-6760

United States

Founded in 1917

Phone:

713-758-2222

Fax:

713-758-2346

Key Executives for Vinson & Elkins LLP

Managing Partner
Partner, Co-Section Head for Tax and Lawyer
Co-Section Head for Administrative and Environmental Law, Partner and Lawyer
Head of the Finance Practice Group and Co-Managing Partner of Dallas Office
Head of Global Litigation & Regulatory Department, Partner and Lawyer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Vinson & Elkins LLP Key Developments

Vinson & Elkins Promotes Eight Lawyers to Partnership, Effective January 1, 2015

Vinson & Elkins announced the promotion of eight lawyers to its partnership, effective January 1, 2015: David Cole, Devika Kornbacher and Kai Haakon Liekefett in Houston; Tirzah Lollar and Jeremy Marwell in Washington, DC; John Grand and Russell Oshman in Dallas; and Tzvi Werzberger in New York. The new partners will enhance seven of the firm's practice areas, including appellate, complex commercial litigation, finance, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and tax.

Vinson & Elkins Adds Michael Telle to Corporate Practice in Houston

Vinson & Elkins announced that Michael Telle has joined the firm in Houston as a corporate partner, further expanding its market position. Telle was a partner at Bracewell & Guiliani LLP, where he was head of the firm's Capital Markets group. He has an extensive corporate and securities law practice emphasizing capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, securities law compliance and corporate governance matters.

Conns Commences Strategic Review

Conns Inc. (NasdaqGS:CONN) announced that its Board of Directors authorized management to explore a full range of strategic alternatives for the Company to enhance value for stockholders, including, but not limited to, a sale of Conns Inc., separating its retail and credit businesses or slowing store openings and returning capital to investors. In connection with authorizing the strategic review of alternatives, Conns Inc.'s Board of Directors also has adopted a stockholder rights plan and declared a dividend of one right on each outstanding share of Conns Inc.'s common stock. The Rights Plan will expire on October 5, 2015 and is intended to enable management and the Board of Directors to explore strategic alternatives while reducing the likelihood that any person or group would gain control of Conns Inc.'s through open market accumulation or otherwise without appropriately compensating all of Conns Inc.'s stockholders. Conns Inc. has engaged BofA Merrill Lynch as financial advisor and Kevin Lewis, Jeff Floyd, Kai Haakon Liekefett, Gabe Nwuli, Leonard Wood, Atma Kabad, Justin Moore and David D’Alessandro of Vinson & Elkins LLP as legal counsel to assist in the process.

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